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Old 10-22-2016, 09:50 PM   #29
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I went camping for the first time and was intrigued by the group next to us. They had rope lights around the perimeter of their site. I thought it was a Hale Bop or close encounters group.
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:43 PM   #30
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Last year we camped in an especially dark place and walking back at night to my trailer the rope lights were blinding. I understand why they might bother folks. based on that I replaced them with a strand of dark-ish blue lights that are about half as bright and they get turned off now when quiet hours kick in.
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:03 PM   #31
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Last year we camped in an especially dark place and walking back at night to my trailer the rope lights were blinding. I understand why they might bother folks. based on that I replaced them with a strand of dark-ish blue lights that are about half as bright and they get turned off now when quiet hours kick in.
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:07 PM   #32
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Okay folks my husband asked why we had our outside lights( i.e. rope lights) on as we return to our camper after dark.
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DW asked the same, but she didn't know I had installed a timer in the exterior outlet, rope light makes a nice soft light under the awning, on at dark and off by 11.
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Old 11-21-2016, 04:57 PM   #33
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We put up string lights along the awning because the 2 exterior AS lites we have are obnoxiously bright. Hubby also installed a switch so that we can turn on running lites at nite. We turn everything off when we turn in.

We are looking to purchase more string lites to define our space. Not to blind the neighbors. This year EVERY place we went people kept walking between our car and the AS, our table/chairs and the door to our AS. None of these folks were interested in the AS mind you, they were just rude and wanted to cut through our spot. Having 2 Mastiffs didn't deter them in the least. We're hoping that stringing lites on plant stakes will do the job. Here's Hubby and the pups at a lovely place where kids knew few boundaries.
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Old 11-22-2016, 03:47 PM   #34
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Rope lights, eh? Must look nto this.

No, seriously, I don't mind lights. At a campground, we kind of go with the flow. If someone likes rope lights, more power to 'em.

I did notice, someone said you could plug something into the trailer umbilical to turn on the running lights?

Is that a DIY or a part I can buy or what?
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"I did notice, someone said you could plug something into the trailer umbilical to turn on the running lights?

Is that a DIY or a part I can buy or what?" When we were campground hosting at Stockton SP I saw a fifth wheel parked with the running lights on - no truck around. Eventually I saw someone there and asked. He said that he made a plug to provide power to the lights.
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Old 11-22-2016, 04:21 PM   #36
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Oh geez, yet another way for people to be annoying. Why on Earth would you want trailer running lights on all the time, as it serves no practical purpose other than "look at me".
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I did notice, someone said you could plug something into the trailer umbilical to turn on the running lights?

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You don't need to make a plug as this is easy to do with a 15amp fuse as a jumper across the top two pins on your seven pin umbilical cord (#1 to #7).

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You don't need to make a plug as this is easy to do with a 15amp fuse as a jumper across the top two pins on your seven pin umbilical cord (#1 to #7).



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Gotcha...#1 to #7. 15A sounds like quite a bit...I have a 2016 30' FC, would you think the LED running lights would draw that much current?

Thanks for the tip!
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Oh geez, yet another way for people to be annoying. Why on Earth would you want trailer running lights on all the time, as it serves no practical purpose other than "look at me".

Well, bless your heart.
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Gotcha...#1 to #7. 15A sounds like quite a bit...I have a 2016 30' FC, would you think the LED running lights would draw that much current?

Thanks for the tip!
You don't need 15amp fuse, I usually have a few spares around and it helps to protect the circuit. You could, actually, just use some insulated wire to make the jumper.
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You don't need 15amp fuse, I usually have a few spares around and it helps to protect the circuit. You could, actually, just use some insulated wire to make the jumper.

Got it, thanks again. I'll definitely look onto this and wire something up. Much obliged.
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Got it, thanks again. I'll definitely look onto this and wire something up. Much obliged.

A 10a blade fuse works well. Minor twist and it will pop right in to the 11:00 and 1:00 positions and spark up your clearance lights.

Loved the "bless your heart" comment. 😀
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